Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roadkill and Lobster Award

Vegetable and noodle stirfry
Today's Food Diary (October 17, 2011)
Breakfast: Wholemeal sourdough
Lunch: Vegetable and noodle stirfry
Dinner: Rolled oats with banana, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds, toast
Baking/sweets: chocolates

The cow is nothing but a machine which makes grass fit for us people to eat 
John McNulty

Recently I received the Liebster Blog Award from Sissi of With a Glass. I also received the bloggers equivalent of a “call option” over the Liebster Blog Award from ping of pingspickings. In simple terms the call option allows me the right to take the award if and when I feel like. I think I may have confused you a little. Thank you for the awards. Over the coming days I will carefully select bloggers to give the award to.

Today's Favourite Photo
Nasi Kerabu Kelantan with Fried Fish – the blue color is natural, a flower is used

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Daily Mail
If you are lucky enough to be Jonathan McGowan's dinner guest you will probably be served ‘exotic dishes’ such as rat stir fries and owl curries. Jonathan, a 44-year-old bachelor, has lived on a diet of roadkill for the past 30 years to avoid buying meat from the supermarket.

Jonathon is a taxidermist who never kills the animals himself. He eats only what he finds at the roadside or in woodland. He does not eat anything that is not fresh and performs an autopsy if he does not know how an animal died. That requires some skill. I wonder how animal activists, vegetarians and vegans will react to this since Jonathan is not harming any animals. On the contrary he is literally cleaning up the environment. Could be a good thing, depends on how we look at it.

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  1. i like your food pictures and want to invite you to try out tastingspot.com. it's for anyone that just wants another place to submit photos and share it will other foodies. It’s still in beta version, but would love for you to start adding some photos and help get it going.

  2. That nasi kerabu and fried fish definitely take me back to some roadside stall in the heart of some Malaysian village :)

  3. I'll be certain to decline any invites from Mr. McGowan for dinner. I'm not really shocked he's remained a bachelor!

  4. That veggie and noodle stir-fry looks delish! And a big time congrats on your award :)

  5. since i have blue flower and i must try the Nasi Kerabu one day.

  6. LOL!!! I was thinking the same thing Lizzy said about the bachelor :D
    Lobster? As in Jicama and Jamaica?

  7. That blue rice is really something! :o I don't think I've ever seen it before.

  8. Thank you for linking to my blog! You deserve more than twice the award :-)
    I am surprised Mr McGowan is still alive! All the animals which are not necessarily fresh (but if the temperature is good, the meat might be matured, like at the good butcher's ;-)
    On the other hand he controls everything since he is able to perform an autopsy...

  9. foodie: thank you for visiting

    Chopinandmysaucepan: glad it brought back memories

    Lizzy: Mr. McGowan will be disappointed when you turn down the invitation:)

    Ashley: thank you

    Sonia: looking forward to seeing pictures. Blue looks really unique and attractive

    ping: Yes as in Jicama and Jamaica:) I had been meaning to ask if the fonts…:) I wonder if ladies are queuing up to share romantic roadkill dinners with him.

    Lorraine: it does look very unique

    Sissi: thank you for the award! Matured/aged roadkill – that’s reserved for his special guests only! I think he has enough knowledge and experience to know whats good to eat and whats not. He has a very unique expertise though I am not sure if many/any restaurants are trying to hire him

  10. Good for Jonathan! although I'm not sure I'd like to be a dinner guest!! Thanks so much for using my picture the other day - it was a lovely surprise :))
    Mary x

  11. wow - that blue coloured rice is so vibrant!

  12. Wow blue rice, that one odd color you can find in a food item.

  13. Congrats on the Liebster award! Much deserved.

  14. Congratulations on your awards!! What flower is used on the rice to make it that vibrant blue color?

  15. Bam's Kitchen: I have no ideas, it could be a flower unique to Malaysia